WOODWARD, Okla. — Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) is supporting the first responders in northwest Oklahoma, sending a “Quick Response” feeding unit this afternoon to the area affected by wildfires. Sam Porter, DR state director, said this effort will be placed in close proximity to the fires for quick nourishment for the fire fighters.

“(The feeding unit) will serve basically hamburgers, hot dogs, fajitas and tacos with chips for a quick meal on the work site,” Porter said. “It will also be equipped with water and energy drinks for the first responders.”

Porter said DR volunteers have been serving in this area recently. “We realize that this fire has hit the exact same areas that were impacted by the ice storm in January,” he said. “Our chain saw teams had 712 calls for help in 3.5 weeks. 

DR team members also are checking an area in Greasy, south of Stilwell, on report of a small tornado that hit this community last night. And DR is serving in Missouri as well, “sending several rolls of DR rolled roofing” to assist tarping for roof-damaged homes, Porter announced.

For information and updates, visit www.okdisasterhelp.org.